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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
bringing forth the commendation. might i request on behalf of the board if the authors allow us add our names to your resolution. thank you. oh yes commissioner wynns. >> thank you. sorry i can't be there tonight, but national school board association meeting in washington, but i wanted to jump up when you said everybody has been involved in peer resources because i am proud to have been an active supporter of peer resources for more than 20 years and i am just really thrilled that this happened and we have been able to recently really show our support for peer resources at a time of transition when it's needed. i am committed myself as others connected to the program to be a supporter of whatever needed. thank you. >> thank you. roll call please. >> thank you. ms. wong. >> yes. >> ms. fewer. >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> ms. maufas. >> yes. >> ms. mendoza. >> aye. >> ms. murase. >> aye. >> president norton. yes. >> seven aye's. >> commissioners, if you will do the honors with the certificates. thank you. >> all right. the next item we have recognition of mentoring for success. mr. s
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Feb 7, 2013 2:30am PST
number of units because that makes the greatest sense for us in terms of the economy of scale in terms of the particular development and so our goal will be to try to achieve the limit that you are authorizing at 150 for the site. and on that particular site. and that will be part of the request for proposals. and the i think that the only question, is really the question of timing in terms of the pipeline and you know all of the competing needs from on the housing trust fund but they are clearly very interested in this neighborhood. we don't have affordable housing in this immediate neighborhood now. we think that affordable housing is a public benefit that should be shared with all neighborhoods of san francisco and so we look forward to developing it on the site. >> thank you for that comment, as far as the architecture goes, i think that the skillfulness on how both projects are presented to including the detail and does not really require anything in common, the one that i think that i hope and if you want to ask to please come to the podium, normally, we cannot obligate, th
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
>> i want to learn more about it. >> social networking and e-mail. >> i want to know how to use it. ♪ ♪ >> divisional divide is a divide between those with access to use digital tools and those who don't. >> with young people, having computers and i just don't know. they're doing it fast. so, i want to know. >> not knowing how to navigate the internet or at a loss of what to do. >> we don't have a computer. >> we're a nonprofit that unites organizations and volunteers to transform lies through literacy. our big problem right now is the broadband opportunity program. a federally funded project through the department of aging. so, we're working in 26 locations. our volunteers are trained to be tutors and trainers, offering everything from basic classes all the way to genealogy and job search. >> to me computers, knowing how to use it. >> i think it's really important to everybody and possibly especially seniors to get enough of these skills to stay in touch. >> it's been fun. with seniors, to get them out of their homes. >> so they can connect with their family members. or th
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Feb 7, 2013 6:30am PST
will do then, and the next thing that will come to you will be the facilities use agreement that accompanies each of those offer us and will be able to review and ratify those agreements sometime after may 1 whtd process is finished. >> i have one speaker card on this item. i'm not sure if she is still here. hillary harmsome. thank you. >> thank you so much for your time tonight. good evening president norton, superintendent and commissioners and district staff. i am hillary harmsome. good pronunciation. i am with the charter school association and behalf to speak for the member schools and our concern about the proposed increase. as a professional organization for charterer public schools our role is help charters navigate their unique challenges. two challenges that come up again and again they receive less money than traditional schools and limited access to affordable quality facilities. they're public school students and observe equitable access to facilities and they're required to provide the facilities equal to other schools. historical sfusd has offered fair rates on to
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
, and we are your appointees and we want to thank you for having us here. we will begin by expressing our appreciation to all of those who help us in our work on behalf of the over 15,000 english language learners in our district, and we did provide you with some written data which i will be loosely following in my beginning here. we're very grateful to our english language students and our representatives who continue to attend our bcc meetings and they voice their concerns to us and we're able to bring these issues forward, and to garner attention to them, and to make remedies. we're thankful for our translators who attend every meeting that we have, both spanish and can tonenies and some of the things that we were able to -- [inaudible] strict and with the help of our -- kristina wong and jennifer fong, the two people we work most closely with. we have a english learner program guide and we didn't have this before and it's also translated into english -- into spanish and conton easy and serves as a guide to our english learner family who is find coming to epc and to the district ve
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Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
administrative investigation is really there to establish why the officer used leave of force to evaluate that use of force against the department policies. we utilize interviews, forensic evidence and other data collected in the course of the criminal investigation. so, we have some of the same dependencies that homicide has, we're piggybacking. >> quick question for you. the next part of the slide say compelled interviewed conducted with involved members. can you explain to the public the difference between when there's -- a we talked about, the criminal investigation and administrative investigation. can you explain to the public that, for example, the officers like any other individual has a fifth amendment privilege and do not need to speak to the prosecutors. however, by law, part of the administrative, they have to talk to pursuant to general orders our investigators, is that correct? >> that's correct. you jumped the gun. you put it in better terms than i would have, commissioner. but yes, we conduct a separate interview for the involved officer. that interview is a compelled interview
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Feb 6, 2013 9:30pm PST
statistics that have been used for years and years and it is currently the only integrated system that we have to draw statisticks from. so i went to the personal who operates the system and asked foyer data and for the data. now what is interesting is that what the district attorney showed you in those two circles is saying we only handle 52% on and page 31 of the report he is aing that they handled 112,987 court events while the public defender handled only 59,309 court events. when i asked the folk at the court management system with this, well first let me say, i have been public defender now for ten years and have never seen a district attorney count their caseload for workload by court events. court events have very little correlation to the work you are doing. why? because court events mean there is a case on calendar and what the district attorney is saying that if there is a court on calendar it's our case, but that includes everything from a person who adds themselves to calendar because they want to have their case heard. people who don't show up to court is all included in the
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Feb 7, 2013 8:00am PST
used to be considered gypsy cabs, not because they're using an app. somehow they're innovative entrepreneurs. so, you guys have to do something about this or forget about making any money. you ruined the lives of a lot of drivers already. come on, do something. you know, hire some investigators out there. do your job. >> thank you. anyone else care to address the board under the public comment? okay, seeing none public comment period is closed. director brinkman. >> could we please, director reiskin, get some kind of update on where we stand with not only hiring -- budgeting to hire new inspector to taxi administrative services, but also just where we stand on what we can do about lift inside car and car to go? i did read the new puc rulings. i have to admit i'm a little lost as to where that leaves us and what our options are now. i think it would be really helpful to get an update on that. i know it concerns -- it concerns all of us as city people and taxi riders. >> especially the insurance part. >> especially the insurance part. it worries me to have people getting into the
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
mayor's office asked us to cut $1.5 million off of our base budget and we were able to do that with revenue solutions and some expenditure adjustments which did not impact operations or staffing. so, as you can see, our budget for next year, this is our revenue. and as you can see, most of our revenue comes from general fund, city support. state revenue on the 41 million is prop 172 public safety tax. our federal revenue is actually primarily the money that we get from the housing authority to provide the additional service there. it's hud money. the airport of course pays for all their services. other departments pay for our services. and then [speaker not understood] charges, those are just permits such as alarm, responding to alarms, thing like that. so, our next slide talks about how we spend all of our revenue and not surprisingly most of our revenue -- most of our expenditure is in salaries and fringe benefits, about 88% of our budget goes to staffing and nonpersonnel and professional services, it's about 13.6 million. and what that includes are our annual i-t costs, licensing
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
excellent job and really showing us the big picture. the other thing i wanted to do was to thank the department for their work with the chinatown flower festival. it was last weekend and it was a fabulous event. there was some moments of nervous us in that we knew we were going to get the [speaker not understood] for the flower festival. department did a great job in that [speaker not understood]. thank you very much. >> thank you. director burgess. [speaker not understood]. >> i just wanted to offer my congratulations to chairman nolan for being reappointed by mayor lee to serve another term on the mta board and continue to serve as our chairman. i know we're all looking forward to another four-year. >> are you speaking of everybody here, four more years? >> i think i can safely speak on behalf of everyone. [laughter] >> thank you, it was very gracious, very kind. okay, -- director regis. >> yes. very quickly i, too, would like to join chairman nolan in thanking the staff for a great workshop on last week. it was phenomenal. but the other thing i would like to do and i hope other bo
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
appreciate you having at least two issues you're interested in working on, important for us to hear a vision. i am curious to know if there is anything that you could add to your statement as to how you heard about this vacancy and why you're applying. >>> i was here, i think it was october, and i gave a very similar testimony. and i don't remember, someone told me about it and said, you should go down and apply. we were talking last year sometime. and i was here in november when you had a meeting here then. i'm sorry, your second question? >> the second question is -- >>> what more could i do to help veterans? well, when i was at [speaker not understood] community center and putting people to work in the construction apprenticeship program, i would work a lot with the state division apprenticeship standards which monitors what apprenticeship programs do in the state of california. one of the things they told me was they said why don't you just focus on the construction trades when there's over 400 apprenticeship programs in the state of california that's been approved and bonded by the stat
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
>> you will call a chair? >> okay. >> i do think that it is important for us to continue to monitor this situation. and i would love the opportunity to come back, perhaps, in a couple of months or three months to see where things are. and i want to thank all of the people who presented, all of the law enforcement partners for the work that they are doing and hopefully we will have you know, a better educated public around these issues. so again, thank you for the presentation, so colleagues could we have a motion to continue? >> a motion by supervisor mar, if we could take that without objection? >> thank you, colleagues. >> thank you. >> mr. clerk, if you could please call item number one >> item number one, a hearing to receive a briefing on the san francisco public safety conditions on the san francisco police department or the mayor's office of criminal justice. >> this is an item that is usually introduced by the chair of the public safety committee. and it is an ongoing discussion about crime trends, city-wide and so we will make a point of in future meetings when this issue i
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
many of us object strongly to the pagoda palace location. really promised it would be presented to the chinatown option, option number 2 apparently was never presented to you or it was presented to you with the built-in instructions how to vote. i would like to say the chinatown option explore the extraction boring machines. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> gregory geiber followed by lance carnes. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon. thank you for allowing me to talk. i'm relatively new to san francisco. i went to school here. i spent my life in new york city and know how long a subway project can take from start to completion. when i arrived in new york city in the '70s, the subway was being planned. i hope to get there sometime before i eventually die and it might be completed. these things take a long time. when people favor the pagoda theater, it seemed to be an a versus b assumption. there were no alternative to the chinatown that it seemed to be you want union street or you want the pagoda theater. with little consideration being given to other alternatives
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Feb 7, 2013 12:30pm PST
their districts. i know that all of us on this board are committed to making sure that the needs of these residents are addressed. it is in that spirit that i wanted to bring us item forward simply to provide the city and county of san francisco that clear picture of how the needs of these residents are being met and we are mindful of the fact that we are talking about an agency subject to the jurisdiction of the federal government. we know that the department of housing and urban development, hud, is conducting a nodded to see if the housing authority is comply with housing standards among other things. we know that a city we invest resources in redevelopment for instance housing authority property. one of the objectives of this review is simply to ensure that our partner, the housing authority, is in a strong financial position. and that the investments that the city is making a properly managed. the kind of review that i have in mind is a review that is consistent with how we as a board deal with the management and operations of various agencies. we as a board under our rules act
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
see that -- and i believe we have mr. armchair here that answered the questions for us and i believe all the questions were answered in detail here. this was the follow up to the meeting, the commissioner -- the committee of the whole. >> i believe there were questions posed at that meeting and adequately answered in this memo. >> yes commissioner wynns. >> i'm not certain if this is the time to ask this question. i mean it is related to the question asked at the last meeting and the memo, and that's -- and i don't have them here, but the developments that occurred today. i got a text message or email from deputy superintendent lee. is that in there? we had talked about -- i had talked to the deputy superintendent about including something in the spending plan or in its cover letter or something that would be clear about the -- that we intended to -- a plan that would include spending of the money, the entire amount with the trigger not pulled so i appreciate we've gotten now a memo that says here a process we're going to use, but i don't know, and maybe you have it and i don't becau
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
important about the project for us was the site planning strategy on the ground floor, we put the commercial space right at the corner, the lobby entrance is here on grove street and you can see all the way across to the courtyard, the courtyard is five feet above grade but there is also a huge opening in here two stories, off of goff street which allows you to see in from the street all the way through the courtyard all the way across to the open space in the mid block. we tried to create in this project more of a sense of opening to the street to keep goff street being a canyon wall and to begin to relate the building more to the existing environment and we also then chose to build againsting the property line wall of 525 goff to be able to mitigate sort of that wall and also to get all of the units to face common courtyard, to maximize the southern exposure on all of the units and to avoid having a double loaded corner building but actually to do two single loaded buildings and thus improving the quality of light and air for all of the units on the site and allowing us to have
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Feb 7, 2013 1:30am PST
up more when the projects are before us but i do make reference to it now, it's on rtc91 which is a rendering of 801 brannan in the comments and responses and the design is quite a bit different than what is going to be before us, however, i have reason to believe that the massing is the same and that's what really we are considering when we're considering impacts under eir, but i will bring that up because the design that's before us in the final project appears different than at least the facades are considerably different than what is present on what is in rc91 of comments and responses and i don't see any problem with that as long as there is no change in massing. >> yes, that's correct, although this was updated in november, 2012. there may have been some design refinements but they don't affect -- >> yeah, that's what i'm expecting. i prefer the earlier one, but that's a design issue which we will take up at the time of the item itself, but i see no change in the massing and the impact that is being analyzed, so with that in mind, i would move to certify the final environmenta
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Feb 7, 2013 3:30pm PST
with us this evening is the chief of police gregory p. sur and the director of the office of citizens complaints joyce higgs. >> thank you very much. welcome to the february 6, 2013 san francisco police commission meeting. we have an agenda tonight with the presentation regarding our officer involved shooting protocol and investigations. and we have no disciplinary matters or personnel matters so it should be relatively smooth agenda. so, please call line item number 1. >> line item 1, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding item that do not appear on tonight's agenda but that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department or occ personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment, neither police nor occ personnel, nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public, but may provide a brief response. individual commissioners and police and occ personnel should ref
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Feb 7, 2013 10:00am PST
cannot be everywhere at the same time. >> we will have several speakers that will provide us with information about the state of the world in this particular area and what we are doing to address the problem. we have representatives from the police department, district attorney office, and from the mta. we did, anticipate that the ctia, wireless association would be able to attend unfortunately at the last minute there was an aunavoidable conflict and not able to be here today. i do know that both the police department and the da's office continued to work very closely with wireless carriers to coordinate and to see what we can do to make these targets or to make these phones and these tablets less appealing targets and i know that there has been a lot of talk about bricking, and finding ways for the phones to actually just be killed remotely. so that they don't have any value. i am sure that we will hear about that today. so colleagues, if there is no introduction comments, mr. chairman? >> thank you, supervisor weiner. i want to add a couple of points and i want to thank you for
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Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
the bridge board. * at the same time it is in use it is being replaced over and over and over again. so, there are labor issues that arise around that. there are practical issues that arise around that. i think i can contribute to both, to an understanding and a rational discussion of both. thank you. >> thank you. >> i'm an engineer and you probably understand it better than i do. >>> thank you. >> next speaker if you're here, dave snyder. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is dave snyder and i am honored to have the chance to represent san francisco on the golden gate bridge board and i respectfully request your reappointment. by way of my qualifications, you have my resume so i'll just summarize quickly. i have two decades of experience in transportation policy. i seek to use transportation policy to advance social justice, strong economy, and sustainable environment. that experience includes being the director of the san francisco bicycle coalition and being the transportation policy director for spur, san francisco planning and urban research. and a project director for t
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Feb 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
many of us. and it's another point of hearing that inspector jones is retiring is just a reminder of how much we're losing in this department, so much expertise. so, i know that this is something i'm sure the department is already planning to do. but when that case is transitioned, certainly, i don't know when inspector jones is retiring. i'm sure it's in june, but -- and again, i'm saying this only to say it because i know you guys would already do t. certainly keeping ms. brown involved and keeping us aware of what is going on with that investigation because i think she's a very powerful advocate for that case. so helpful. >> again, preaching -- >> preaching to the choir, chief, i know. >> there is no statute of limitations on homicides. they will never be closed. they will always be transitioned to the next investigator. we had talked before. we are aware of who the number one suspect is and that's just coming up with what we would need to put a case before a jury is the problem. >> maybe we'll catch a break on that case. thank you. >> and every person that possessed a firearm was
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
some of us would probably still be out there. so, it was much like the nfc championship game where it would have gone long into the night had we not had a good plan, the plan was real good, so, again, the officers were home by about 10:00 p.m. after the super bowl there were 25 arrests for public drunkenness and one for setting a tree on fire. the suspect after setting the tree on fire ran in the direction of mission station. so, the escape was not well planned. the wilderness program did a real nice day hike on the 30th for the kids at taylor elementary school. students, teachers, parents and officers participated. we continue to develop our active shooter class. we've been solicited by the fbi to be the national template basically for this. so, we're going to see what we can do about getting them out. we're going out to where we have to go so we come up with the best active shooter training. also the san francisco unified school district will be a part of that. additionally, bowman in the downtown business is for workplace violence. we had a press conference today on the kevin colli
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Feb 7, 2013 8:30am PST
retroactive provisions; section 505, to require grab bars in hotel common-use water closets and bathing facilities; section 1002, to include as a substandard housing condition the failure to provide a usable telephone jack and telephone wiring as required by the california civil code; and making environmental findings, legislative findings, and findings pursuant to california health and safety code, section 17958.5 >>: i wanted to say that this ordinance that we are hearing, land use will make housing safer for many seniors. i once also right from the start say that this is an effort to empower seniors and people who live in single room occupancy hotels and people with disabilities. collaborative actions and many others. it is a wonderful to work with them, about empowering some of the most honorable people.3 i work with many organizations, grassroots groups.6, 9, chinatown, tenderlon.avalos, supervisor olage.many community-based groups of look at the condition and gave strong concrete recommendations that we are implementing the first part. this is just the first step. the seniors and
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Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
the public defender isn't there to deal with the cases. i choose to use court event because court events that neither office can cook. there are certain numbers that are there and done by the court and through the court's management system. we do not control the number of court events shown in the system. when a case is complex for the public defender, it's equally complex for the prosecution. but when you look at the chart here, you can see that increasingly, we're dealing with very complex cases where the public defender is not here. i'm not here to talk about the historical funding. mr. dachi and i have discussed this presentation and we have frankly agreed to disagree and we work well together and respect one another and i think san franciscans are very fortunate to have the quality of representation that they have in the public defender. if i were a criminal defendant and i was indigent, i would want nobody else but jeff dachi to defend me, but i'm not here to talk about that. i'm here to talk about how we enhance public safety in this community and we cannot do so if you con
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
use the civil legal system as another way to continue the abuse of a women who has already obtained a restraining order against them, but they file meritless civil action and the survivor those show up in court. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon a anna flores the co-director of muhas. so we wanted to touch a little bit on the decline or the decrease of calls to the police to domestic violence because a lot of it due to the political climate that is happening. we know when a woman is afraid to call the police, it increases the level of violence in the home and a lot of this is due because of the policy of secure communities where women are afraid to call the police, but luckily we have been able to work directly with the d.a.'s office and have a legal advocate present at our office, once a week, which has really helped to connect the women with legal services. and finally we would like to thank the other organizations that we work with that help us provide legal services directly to the women that we work with. thank you. >> thank you, before i call the next speaker i have
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Feb 6, 2013 8:30pm PST
have come out for this item. we have in front of us a supplemental appropriation for domestic violence services and for additional law enforcement staffing that i had proposed in december. i want to [tha-fpg/] a moment and thank our district attorney, mayor lee and all of who were with the board who have co-sponsored this measure. as think many of you know the late 2011 comprehensive report on family violence in san francisco shows that reports of domestic violence in san francisco has risen sharply in last few years. what the data shows is that the demand for city departments and non-profits for domestic violence assistance has increased steadily while funding for such services has stayed flat or decreased. for example, and the one-year period documented in the report we saw the increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines and 29% in more beds needed at domestic violence shelters. 202% in the number of child support cases involving family violence and i know the district attorney will highlight that. over the past two years the district attorney's caseload as spiked 88% an
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Feb 7, 2013 12:30am PST
it came back to the land use committee. when we objected to the area, they passed it on anyway as they have always done with those of us who live and breathe in bayview hunter's point. i would like to say there was an eir done, it was done by the health department and i disagree with what they presented to the staff here because of the fact when the eir was done, it was not done on the sight of 5433rd street, it was done a block away. i had three deaths in my family within the last two weeks from cancer, a young lady, 30 years of age died from asthma, as you know in my community, it's the worst in the city, in the united states of my people dying, the community have changed and i don't know what happened. i used to be able to receive -- when you have in your meetings, agendas, i'm still alive, in fact, i would like to say this, i wish that you bring this back to the floor dealing with the discretionary review, you're going to have other people talking about what's happening. my daughter sent you all an invitation next week, next saturday, february 9th, i will be 80 years of age an
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Feb 7, 2013 11:30am PST
district six during a redistricting process, they swiped us away and so any way, i want to point out that we did write a letter of support, but i also want to point out that they did no out reach. so, if you are shaming everybody for not doing the out reach, it starts here too. when they posted it was not clear, if it was st francis hotel or if it was st francis hotel asking for a liquor license or a different entity, it was not until we get the packet for this meeting that we realized that it is actually an entity that has because they did not do the out reach to the community. and so we thought that it was the hotel opening up a bar, under its name. and in reality, it is a chain of bars that are opening up and they want to open up at this location. and we do agree with the conditions that are set out by the police department. but, again p the issue of out reach, i think that it should be pointed out that you know, these applicants need to do the community out reach so that everybody, and just assume that there is no organizations or no residents and all of that, well that is hucky puck
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Feb 7, 2013 10:30am PST
clearly, they speak to trends, relative to date and time and that allows us to assign our resources to correspond with those levels of activities. do you have any questions, please, feel free. and i am just going to proceed. i will just refer to the resource ss not funded... could you describe what that means? >> what that means is that the officers who work full time on muni issues, that is funded by nta. every district station utilizes their own personnel to address issues relative to muni and their districts. and that is not something that is funded by mta >> and it is my understanding that officers are supposed to be riding muni a couple of times per shift; is that correct?? >> as specific things that occur in the analysis of the data. when we see in the later afternoons, 3:00 and on, we have more activities particularly in this instance you have mission station and it is not on the board. for instance, if we are seeing an increase of activity at 3 p.m. in the mission district and then obviously the captain is going to in those and the management of that station are going to assign
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00am PST
in materials of line items, and i don't know if you've seen those, but we used to have them that were pages long and it was rather interesting to see by line item what the expenditures were for staff and other things. >> are you referring to the work program with like the fte counts? >> yes. >> and i think that addresses commissioner moore's question also, in two weeks, your memo will have that level of detail where it shows the proposed fte count widths the initiatives, if you want the actual dollar amounts, i can provide you with what you need. >> commissioner moore? >> i would like to add a comment that in the past year, since this is not our standard everyday literature, just reading it, it is more difficult to understand and then having to vote on it after you make a presentation sometimes raises more questions than answers so i'm wondering if we could spread that with the presentation and then vote in on it a week later or something like that. i always feel a little bit overwhelmed because it's so hard to understand. >> if i may, today is just an informational hearing for what w
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
with the request for proposals that completely blocks us out with no -- not even local hire, not anything. and what it says here is that the process requires california law regarding the award of construction contracts by the school. well, california law -- there is also the 14th amendment which specifically mentions contracts, over right 209, any state law, so we are pe petitioning the school district -- we have been talking to you for six months. even with the new superintendent here we have been talking to you demanding in a way, but still talking to you because we have other methods we could use. for you all to -- you're the board. you don't want to make the decisions around here. one thing is hard about the board is the fact that you guys -- all of you is city wide. we need to put you under the same thing that the board of supervisors is under, districts. you add four more people to your board. now, just do what they do and you see the difference it makes. i am sure you read in the chronicle about the mountain of people of color that's been helped. i would like a little more
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
are our eyes and ears out in the frunt so we're appreciate that. i'm going to ask us to work even closer together because you know the work in front us is so monumental that we can't let the status quo to pull us away from where we go and for the commissioners we had a preliminary review of the data that was referenced here. we will do a more comprehensive report on the data and we will make sure it's clean and we will have a public discussion with what the data says and again thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i wanted to thank you again on behalf of the board and all the great questions that you ask so there you go. the superintendent said they might pretend they complain about you in private but they're grateful for the work that you do thank you. >> we really appreciate the fact that we're working more closely and as we did say we are really short and representatives in the bcc. unfortunately of the five meetings we had we had quorum for three so that really impacts the work that we do so we want to reiterate if you can please make sure to communicate with your representati
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air. , an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnics. it is very much a couple's part and there are a multitude of experiences you can have together. bring your dog and watch the mean go with the community or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all of the park ha
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
contextual with the historic buildings in the area. this is that retail 17 foot clear there with uses that are smaller divided up. this shows some recent retail we did on gough street which is not a nice treat but it's real possible, it's not retail if you do it right and questions, feedback, thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. baker. >> okay. opening it up for public comment. celiashumen. >> [inaudible] hester, these are two different case numbers, i wish you could do more than three minutes for the public because we have to speak to two projects, and you acknowledge the difficulty by giving more time to the project sponsor. two projects totally. >> commissioners, this item was called up, both of these items were called up together. it has been your practice to allow three minutes for each speaker. it is the pleasure of the commission chair to change that. >> let's stay with three minutes, i have two speaker cards here, if there's not an overwhelming amount of people, we can revisit that. (calling speaker names). >> hi, thank you, good afternoon, my name is seal yeah shoe m*n and i am
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
advantage with historic preservation credits which i think were never used before in a manner that they were brought forward here and commissioner sugaya is the expert on that. it was a great really joyous moment to see this project come together as quickly as it did, so as many people think that can't do in san francisco, nothing can be delivered, this is proof of an extremely complicated project if you get the list of who indeed helped bring it about from the federal government, veteran's administration and on and on, i think we can all be proud of this project. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah, i know there is legislation that's being introduced by supervisor farrow regarding condo conversions and as you know, there are many people who are already in tenants and commons situations often grouped with people they may not be really linked to and they are co-owners until such time an ownership situation is used, these will become individualized, i think has a lot of promise, but me *f my question is is this going to come before us for some kind of discussion in the future? >> commissioner, i
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Feb 7, 2013 3:30am PST
screening data would be used to determine if there are enhancements needed to support students in school or what supplemental or methods are necessary. i also want to call everyone's attention this is mendoza and we have joining our president and celebrating january as national mentoring month and yes let's have a round of applause. [applause] this even we will honor two of our organizations, peer resources that will be transitioning to the san francisco unified school district and the mentor program in our department. both of the departments use the school based social workers and mentors to pair them and come from the community and our current staff at sfusd. we hope you consider serving as a mentor and supporting a program like this and last but not least to our mighty san francisco 49ers we want to join -- [applause] we want to -- >> superintendent. >> there we go. there we go. >> we have some faithful in the house. we want to join our mighty san francisco 49ers and our great city wishing our football players great success as in your quft for number six and we are proud of you and what
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Feb 6, 2013 10:30pm PST
13 -14. the public defender has discussed some of their concerns. they also relayed to us that if the request as proposed here was approved, that there is likely to be an increase in prosecutions and trials, and there could be a supplemental request by the public defender for additional positions for parity. similarly, if the district attorney does prosecute more cases and more cases are sent to probation and to jails there could possibly be a ripple effect with probation and the sheriff. moving to our recommendations i would note question of 11 positions would result in 100% in the d.a.'s domestic violence staffing. to 22 positions and cases from the police department have decreased and 18.5% in domestic violence cases charged by the d.a. in 2010-2011. the d.a. is advising that their caseloads are actually increasing primarily due to the increased number of trials, particularly for the misdemeanor domestic violence trials. moving to the recommendations. they are summerized on page 20 of our report. to both address these additional caseload concerns that are occur right now,ring r
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Feb 7, 2013 1:30pm PST
ahead. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. thank you for joining us today. you are applying for commission seat number 7, right? >>> correct. >> thank you. ms. matsuda, can you talk to me a little bit about the work that you've done and even your future plans or goals in your understanding of cultural traditions of san francisco and how these rich san francisco cultural traditions can be reflected in your work as a commissioner? >>> so, i was appointed by mayor newsome to serve as one of the first of the 7 commissioners for the historic preservation commission. and for the first two years of our commission we spent a lot of time actually formulating articles 10 and 11. so, it hasn't been until very recently that we have been able to get into actual discussion of various communities and various landmarks that have become -- that have come before us. and what we would like to do in the future is to continue our work in recognizing landmarks that have not traditionally been recognized or looking at communities that have been under served, and to find other ways, not on
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Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> thank you, mr. chair and colleagues, i appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opportunities for so-called certified puc lbe, which are small businesses located within our regional water service area, but outside of the boundaries of san francisco. the puc lbe program was created in 2006 to allow small business that operate within our puc water service area to compete for work on the water system improvement program; as know the wisp program has two-thirds of costs being paid by regional water customers of the sfpuc and so the thinking in 2006 it was appropriate for those communities that pay for our water systems improvement to also yield the local economic benefits that are certified puc lbe contracting program can provide. since the wisp program is nearing completion, but the sfpuc has additional projects within the water service area that are not part of wisp construction, the changes in this legislation would allow puc it to continue to support the small busi
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Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
parts the d.a.'s o ffice to handle workload compared to santa clara county? could you give us more detail on that? >> i appreciate that question, supervisor avalos, the reason why we picked santa clara, there was a number of reasons. no. 1 the workload is similar to us, but also they are the only other county in the bay area that has vertical prosecution and vertical for felonies. what does that mean? when you have a vertical prosecution unit, when you are doing is that you have the attorney that picks up the case from the very beginning takes the case all the way through trial and conviction. when you have a horizontal unit, you have multiple individuals, that may be picking up pieces of the case. somebody may take the case to arraignment. if it's a felony, somebody else may do the preliminary hearing and somebody else may eventually try the case. the downside in domestic violence when you do business that way, is that you lose continuity and the trust of the victim. and domestic violence is one of those areas where the relationship between the victim and the prosecutor is crucial
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Feb 7, 2013 9:30am PST
to take care of us. telephones and lifelines because i couldn't get a hold of my doctor in one of those hotel north beach, they my land line for me and i accidently didn't pay my cell phone bill because i was moving from one hotel to another and so think about it people like me no cell phone no hotel line because the hotel cut it off. >> thank you. for helping to mobilize people too. >>> thank you to getting a handle on the legislation and i want to say there are a lot of focus involved in the study, there were a lot of folks that would have liked to made it here today but they could not for health reasons for mobility reasons and i want to remember folks that, may have been intimidated, didn't speak out. those who felt uncomfortable, you know. we are here for them as well. we have letters of support from different organizations. housing providers, t nbc, the community housing partnership. mercy housing has written us a letter of support as well as the community i'm sorry the counsel of community housing organization. they all have written letters of support, you can see these let
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